57% of Scotland’s energy came from renewables in 2015

April 5, 2016 by  
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A new report published by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change shows that 57.7% of Scotland’s electric consumption came from renewable sources in 2015, exceeding the country’s 50% target for the year. This milestone comes in spite of the UK government’s recent decision to end public subsidies for onshore wind farms a year earlier than initially planned. Read the rest of 57% of Scotland’s energy came from renewables in 2015

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Artist hides miniature homes in Milan’s manholes

April 5, 2016 by  
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Artist Biancoshock is filling Milan’s manholes with minuscule homes . Called “Borderlife,” the street art project is meant to create a dialogue about the extreme living conditions many people are forced to endure. Specifically, Biancoshock was inspired by Bucharest, where over 600 people are living in the city’s sewers. Read the rest of Artist hides miniature homes in Milan’s manholes

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Abandoned building is transformed into a vibrant kindergarten in a former Chinese “ghost city”

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New report shows that Scotland could be fossil fuel-free by 2030

January 8, 2015 by  
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A new WWF-backed study by consultancy giant DNV-G L shows that Scotland can go 100% fossil fuel-free by the year 2030, and that it could reduce carbon intensity from 271 grams of CO2 per kilowatt hour to 50g CO2/kwh. The plan outlined in the report is separate from the government’s goal of providing 100% of electricity demand from renewables by 2020, which currently would still allow for the use of coal and gas in energy generation. Read the rest of New report shows that Scotland could be fossil fuel-free by 2030 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , carbon emissions , carbon footprint , DNV-GL , Fossil Free , fossil free Scotland , Scotland , scotland energy , tidal power , wave power , wwf

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176-pound piece of concrete falls off Zaha Hadid-designed building in Vienna

January 8, 2015 by  
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A 176-pound piece of concrete fell off the facade of the Zaha Hadid -designed Library and Learning Center in Vienna last Friday. The building, which opened last year, features a facade made from fiber-reinforced concrete. Even though the large chunk of building material fell down right in front of the library’s entrance, there are no reports of injuries. However, the incident does underline the importance of project execution and the question of architects’ responsibility. Read the rest of 176-pound piece of concrete falls off Zaha Hadid-designed building in Vienna Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building safety , chunk of concrete , concrete , concrete facade , facade design , facade safety , fallen concrete , Library and Learning Center in Vienna , social responsibility , starchitects , vienna , Vienna architecture , Vienna University of Economics and Business , zaha hadid , Zaha Hadid architecture , Zaha Hadid Library

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution and Future Growth of Renewable Energy

May 30, 2014 by  
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Renewable energy is one of the keys to securing a sustainable future for people around the world – but do you know where today’s clean technologies came from and what the future holds for the industry? The New Jersey Institute of Technology just launched a new infographic that details the evolution and future growth of renewable energy – from the world’s first major solar plant to cutting edge advances in tidal and wind power. Check out the full infographic here ! + New Jersey Institute of Technology The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , “wind power” , clean tech , green design , green energy , green power , new jersey institute of technology , renewable energy , renewables , Solar Power , sustainable design , tidal power

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World’s First Tidal-Powered Lagoon Could be Coming to Swansea Bay

December 2, 2013 by  
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A massive sea wall built around Swansea Bay, near the South Wales coast, could harness the power of sea tides to provide power to over 100,000 homes. A few weeks ago an environmental assessment of the £650 million ($1.6 billion) project was completed with full public support putting it on track for a completion date sometime in 2017. The 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) long sea wall is designed to be the world’s first tidal lagoon that will completely surround the Swansea Bay with a horseshoe shaped barrier. The colossal coastal structure will capture 11km2 of water as the seas rise and fall to generate 14 gigawatts of electricity and produce 25 terawatt hours of energy each year. Read the rest of World’s First Tidal-Powered Lagoon Could be Coming to Swansea Bay Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , emission free energy , Environment , green power , green technology , hydro power , hydro-electric , renewable energy , Seawall , South Wales , Swansea Bay. Tidal Lagoon , tidal power , water electricity generation , World’s first Tidal Lagoon        

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Edouard François’ Gurgaon 71 Fuses Indian Tradition and Luxury French Living

December 2, 2013 by  
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Norwegian Scientists Unveil Plans for First Underwater Storage Power Plant

May 20, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A team of Norwegian research scientists has unveiled a concept that could see electricity stored on the seabed. Conceived by Subhydro AS , the underwater pumped hydroelectric power plant would use high water pressure to create energy that can then be stored for later use on shore. Read the rest of Norwegian Scientists Unveil Plans for First Underwater Storage Power Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: energy storage , renewable energy , SINTEF , subhydro , Subhydro AS , tidal power , water pressure , wave power        

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Four UK Wave and Tidal Companies Compete For Scotland’s £10m Saltire Prize

August 29, 2012 by  
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With some of the strongest tidal currents and most powerful waves in the world just off the coast, it is no wonder that Scotland is looking to develop wave and tidal power. As such, two tidal energy and two wave power developers are currently competing for Scotland’s £10 million Saltire Prize,  which aims to draw international attention to the benefits of clean energy. Read the rest of Four UK Wave and Tidal Companies Compete For Scotland’s £10m Saltire Prize Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquamarine power oyster , meygen project , pelamis , renewable energy , Saltire Prize , Scotland , scotland renewable energy , scottishpowerrenewables , tidal energy , tidal power , wave energy , wave power

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